Check Point Reinvents Security and Compliance Monitoring
New Check Point Compliance Software Blade Represents First Integrated and Automated Security and Compliance Monitoring Solution
SAN CARLOS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/13 -- Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today introduced the new Check Point Compliance Software Blade, an integrated real-time compliance monitoring solution that leverages an extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements and IT security best practices. The Compliance Software Blade ensures that security policies are aligned with global regulations and validates that appropriate security levels are maintained -- shortening audit times, improving security and reducing costs for businesses. The new solution is fully integrated into the Check Point Software Blade Architecture, providing a complete view of compliance status across Check Point Gateways and Network Security Software Blades.
The ever-increasing number of regulations and the rise of sophisticated threats have placed unprecedented pressure on IT security professionals to meet external compliance requirements and internal security mandates. The Check Point Compliance Software Blade alleviates enterprise-wide risks by translating thousands of complex regulatory requirements into security best practices. The new compliance solution constantly monitors policy configurations on Check Point software blades to provide actionable recommendations with over 250 security best practices. The difficulty of maintaining compliance and preparing for regulatory audits is simplified with automated reports for compliance with top regulations.
"The Check Point Compliance Software Blade acts as a second set of eyes for security administrators -- looking over any modifications they make and alerting them to any potential compliance issues. A crowning feature of the solution is that it recommends policy changes and brings noncompliant issues into compliance, enhancing the security of our organization," said Tim Bulu, information security officer at University of South Florida Health. "I can rest assured and trust that with dynamic assessments and frequent updates from Check Point my organization will continue to stay aligned with regulations."
"Organizations face an overwhelming pressure to comply with a vast number of regulations under unclear guidance," said Mati Ram, head of Governance, Risk and Compliance for Check Point Software Technologies. "The Compliance Software Blade makes it very simple for customers to establish security policies that adhere to a wide range of global regulations, and reinforces the importance of making security part of the business process."
The Check Point SmartDashboard management interface provides a 360 degrees view of compliance making it easy for businesses to control, document and report on the organization's security compliance posture. Since the new solution is fully integrated into the Check Point Software Blade Architecture every policy adjustment is checked for compliance including changes made to all Check Point Network Security Software Blades, including Firewall, IPS, Anti-Bot, DLP, and Application Control. The solution provides automatic compliance alerts notifying users on the impact of their security decisions and bringing regulatory considerations to the forefront of security management. Also, the new compliance solution can be expanded to provide a wide-range of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) capabilities with easy2comply.
The Compliance Software Blade is available immediately for purchase through the Check Point worldwide network of value-added resellers. To find a Check Point partner, visit: http://partners.us.checkpoint.com/partnerlocator/.
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, provides customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to develop new innovations based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the only vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business process. Check Point 3D Security uniquely combines policy, people and enforcement for greater protection of information assets and helps organizations implement a blueprint for security that aligns with business needs. Customers include tens of thousands of organizations of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.
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